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The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars

Disch, Thomas M.

Published by Doubleday, 1988
ISBN 10: 0385241623 / ISBN 13: 9780385241625
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Title: The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardbound

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First.

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72 pp. A40a. fine with nice bright d.j. Signed by Disch on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 60636

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Synopsis: A group of angry appliances, having fled to Mars to avoid becoming obsolete, now plans to take over the Earth, unless the Brave Little Toaster can stop the invasion.

From Publishers Weekly: Readers may have believed that all that could be said about a band of loyal appliances was stated with electrifying eloquence in The Brave Little Toaster. But there is new territory to cover with old friendslike the AM radioand new: a ceiling fan, an electric blanket and a microwave among them, as well as a hearing aid handmade by Albert Einstein. They all head to Mars after learning that there resides a force of warring appliances with plans to invade Earth. The toaster simply and persuasively speaks of peace to the planet's inhabitants and is elected president (a reign which lasts only until he returns to Earth). What is Disch talking about? Perhaps it doesn't matter, for while he seems to be amusing himself, much of what he writes will entertain readers, too. The epic elements will more than appease those awaiting this sequel, but the most exuberantly funny scenes are those in which the appliances while away the time with their distinctive brand of gossip. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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